Sindh CS reviews measures to ensure quality water supply


KARACHI: In compliance with the directives of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Chief Secretary (CS) Rizwan Memon here on Monday chaired a meeting to review measures adopted for the provision of potable water to the citizens in Karachi and Hyderabad.

The chief secretary urged the secretaries and relevant officials of concerned departments, including Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, to also focus on the uninterrupted supply of safe drinking water to all healthcare and educational institutions.

With specific reference to Sindh Water Commission’s report submitted to the Sindh High Court (SHC), he said that a comprehensive response with regard to the steps taken by the provincial government must be finalised by October 19 and duly vetted by the legal department.

The CS on the occasion also emphasised that all envisaged schemes and interventions must be materialised through an efficient service delivery system.

Secretary for Schools Iqbal Durrani informed the meeting that safe drinking water supply to different government-owned schools is being expedited. Secretary for Colleges Pervez Mehar also shared details of steps adopted to ensure the provision of the essential facility.

Secretary for Health Fazlullah Pechuho mentioned that services, as well as related material, were available at government hospitals across the province. Secretary for Industries Rahim Buksh Soomro presented a report about the performance of combined effluent treatment plant.

Secretary for Environment Baqaullah Unnar said Environmental Protection Agency’s laboratories were fully functional in Karachi and Hyderabad while department’s monitoring system was also being reactivated.

Secretary for Public Health and Engineering Tamizuddin along with Sindh Solid Waste Management Board MD and KW&SB chief engineer presented reports about their respective agencies.